Stihl Trimmer FS55 Starter String

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Old 05-07-09, 09:49 AM
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Stihl Trimmer FS55 Starter String

I broke the string on my trimmer last fall. (2 years old) Just got around to trying to fix it. I took it apart but not sure the steps to put it back together. Any help?

Actually second time it has broke. First time was 3 months after I bought it and dealer reluctantly fixed it even though he said it wasnt covered by warranty. Dont think he put in a new string, just used what was left of old one. I'm planning on buying a new string this time.

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Old 05-07-09, 10:04 PM
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What do you need help putting back together? Just put the pull starter assembly back on the engine and put the screws in. I think I'm missing something here...
 
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Old 05-08-09, 10:07 AM
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I have it figured out. I didnt know how to retension the recoil spring and get the string on the spool/pulley.
 
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Old 05-08-09, 10:09 PM
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Oh... gotcha. Glad you got it figured out anyway!
 
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Old 09-22-09, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by liltep92 View Post
I have it figured out. I didnt know how to retension the recoil spring and get the string on the spool/pulley.

Im having the same problem. it just free spins, instead of turning over the motor.

any help would be greatly appreciated! im tired of taking this thing apart.

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Old 09-23-09, 08:05 AM
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Im having the same problem. it just free spins, instead of turning over the motor.

any help would be greatly appreciated! im tired of taking this thing apart.

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brian

bumping this back to the top, i need help!

thanks!
 
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Old 09-23-09, 01:59 PM
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You have a Sthil FS55 as well??? Have you taken the recoil off to check the ""Starter Dog"" that's in there.. If you have another Make /Model, let us know & we'll take it from there... Roger
 
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Old 09-23-09, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hopkinsr2 View Post
You have a Sthil FS55 as well??? Have you taken the recoil off to check the ""Starter Dog"" that's in there.. If you have another Make /Model, let us know & we'll take it from there... Roger
Yes Roger, a fs55R.

I finally got it. I was putting the clip/pin around the plastic piece that needs to catch to turn the engine over.

Once I took it off the plastic piece, to where it would catch. I was good to go. Hope that makes sense, it was a simple error on my part.

Thanks for the response though!

Have a nice day.

Brian
 
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